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Stena Europe has been transferred to the Dublin to Holyhead route
Ferry company Stena Line has been forced to suspend sailings between Rosslare and Fishguard until 12 April, to plug gap left by P&O Ferries between Larne and Cairnryan. As ITV news reports, P&O’s two ships – the European Causeway and…
Additional capacity from Stena Line is to see an increase of sailings on their North Channel service between Belfast Harbour (as above) and Cairnryan on the N.I.- Scotland link, while P&O's route out of Larne remains suspended for almost a week.
Operator Stena Line which has a ferry route on the North Channel, has said it will put on extra services between Northern Ireland and Scotland from Tuesday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.  The UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the news in…
The Swedish firm’s two biggest vessels get extended and upgraded facilities. During the pandemic, more people than ever travelled with their dogs, which has led a brand new option on the North Sea of dog-friendly passenger cabins. Above Afloat's photo of Stena Britannica offshore of Harwich in UK when bound for Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands.
Swedish ferry company Stena Line which operates its largest ferries on the North Sea, the Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica have completed a €1m refit to provide brand new onboard facilities. The Super Ferries each with a capacity for 1,200 passengers,…
Former Irish Sea route ferry, Stena Nordica today returned to the Dublin-Holyhead service so to provide cover of routine annual dry-dock overhauls on the Irish Sea.  The ropax has been widely used by the operator across its route network to include Baltic Sea service and on charters elsewhere.
On Stena Line's Dublin Port-Holyhead service today, a ropax that served the Ireland-Wales route has returned following a repositioning voyage from Scandinavia so to provide cover on the Irish Sea during routine annual dry-dock overhauls, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Nordica…
New route: Gothenburg based Stena Line opened its first (freight) Sweden-Finland route between Nynäshamn and Hanko. The new Baltic Sea route accommodates an increasing demand from  freight customers for a seamless link with operations starting this month by Urd with sister Stena Gothica (above) joining in May. Afloat adds the Urd, the one time Sealink British Ferries operated Seafreight Highway served Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead albeit briefly in 1988 before the Ireland-Wales route operated by the Finnish-built HSS Stena Explorer fastcraft ferry made its final crossing in 2014.
Swedish owned Stena Line opened its first ever (Afloat adds, albeit freight-only) route to Finland with the first sailing of the Nynäshamn-Hanko route taking place on the 1st February.  The ro-ro Urd (former Seafreight Highway on the Irish Sea) departed…
TOP SHIP: Stena Estrid, leadship of the E-Flexer class with crew seen on the uppermost vehicle deck. The ro-pax ferry which entered service in 2020 to serve Dublin-Holyhead, has since also served temporarily on almost all of the operators Irish Sea routes as well as Rosslare-Cherbourg.
One of Stena Line’s newest ships Stena Estrid, which Afloat adds is their leadship E-Flexer class ferry serving on the Dublin-Holyhead route, has been crowned ‘Top Ship’ by the ferry company’s customers. Not only it is Top Ship on the Irish…
The Stena Europe (at the Co. Wexford ferryport) which covers the Rosslare to Fishguard route. Afloat adds the veteran vessel built in 1982 is the oldest ferry in Stena Line's (Irish Sea) fleet and within the operator's overall fleet of passenger/freight ships.
The ferry operator Stena Line has moved to quash rumours of any downgrading of their service on the Rosslare-Fishguard route. Rumours had been rife on industry websites that the long-serving Stena Europe was to be replaced permanently with the smaller…
Ian Davies, boss of Stena Line’s UK ports, said Holyhead (above) and Fishguard have both been affected. Both ports Afloat adds are operated by Stena Line Ports Ltd.
Stena's ferry ports in Wales have seen a 30% fall in traffic as a result of Brexit a shipping operator has said. Ian Davies, boss of Stena Line’s UK ports, said the decline seen in Holyhead and Fishguard was because…
Stena Line launches recruitment drive on its Irish Sea ferry routes
Stena Line has launched its first national recruitment campaign in a bid to fill up to 60 vacancies onboard its ships across its Irish Sea routes. This is the first time Stena Line has launched a major recruitment campaign of…
Stena Line and Associated British Ports (ABP) have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a new freight terminal at the Port of Immingham in the Humber region. The £100M agreement will see the Swedish ferry company operate the new…
The past couple of years have been seismic for the port of Holyhead, which Stena Line owns and operates. Above, Afloat adds the freight check-in booths including those for rival operator, Irish Ferries at the north Wales port on Anglesey.
Holyhead as Welsh towns go has had to reckon with more upheaval than most. The largest town on the Isle of Anglesey is home to just over 10,000 people but is also one of the UK's largest commercial and ferry…
Brexit Booster: In response to change in demand, the larger Stena Foreteller is to be deployed to the popular Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) route adding a much needed additional 13% freight capacity.
Ferry company Stena Line has once again realigned its NI freight services to better reflect market demand created by Brexit related trade distortions. To accommodate this change in demand, the operator has redeployed its larger Stena Foreteller ship to the…
Storm Barra: The historic breakwater at the north Wales port has been badly hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra. Afloat adds the Holyhead Port Authority is operated by Stena Line Ports.
The Port of Holyhead's breakwater has been closed by Stena after recent storms have left it too unsafe for public access. The historic breakwater - that protects Holyhead port - has been badly hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra.…
Stena Line in early 2022 is to launch into the Finnish market with a new Baltic Sea linking Swedan using Urd, a former Irish Sea freight ferry that served the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead route. The Italian built freighter was the largest ever to serve the Ireland-Wales route when supporting the passenger car ferry St. Columba which too is in the news as the stalwart having served almost 20 years latterly with Stena until 1996, has finally gone to the shipbreakers in Pakistan last month.
Another Finnish port in the news (see story) involves Hanko from where Stena Line is to enter the Nordic state's market with a new Baltic Sea route to Nynäshamn in Sweden, the operator's homecountry, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new Sweden-Finland route…
Brexit Impact: The ferry firm said that trade between Wales and Ireland is around 30% down on previous years. Above Stena Europe berthed at Fishguard in south Wales which links Rosslare.
Ferry firm Stena Line says its remains "committed" to Holyhead and Fishguard ports despite a slump in trade after Brexit. As BusinessLive reports, the UK's exit from the EU has seen trade diverted away from both the ports - with…
Decade at Cairnryan; Stena Line Superfast VIII OSS crew Caitlan Nicholl (left) Morgan Cowan (right) joined Paul Grant (Trade Director) and Senior Master Steve Millar on board the Bridge of Superfast VIII to mark (today’s Sun. 21 Nov) the 10th anniversary of Stena Line’s relocation of Scottish port, from Stranrear to nearby Cairnryan Port back in 2011.  Since then, the North Channel route has enjoyed a number of notable milestones including transporting over 11.1m passengers, 2.6m cars, 1.9m freight units during 40,747 sailings.
Stena Line mark’s the 10th anniversary today (21 Nov.) of the opening of its Loch Ryan Port facility at Cairnryan, Scotland and the introduction of two new ‘Superfast’ vessels which heralded the start of its then new Belfast-Cairnryan service back…

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Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 17 routes in Northern Europe operating 25,000 sailings each year. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line has 4,300 employees and an annual turnover of 14 billion SEK.

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